Our routine revolves around 24 hours a day, with around 12 hours of sunlight, and the remaining hours are night time. But, did you know that there are places across the world where the sun does not go down for more than 70 days? Imagine how interesting it would be for tourists to keep a track of time, when even the locals there get confused with no sunset for straight 70 days. If you are keen to know more, here are 6 places on Earth where the sun never sets.
Norway, situated in the Arctic Circle, is called the Land of the Midnight Sun, where from May to late July, the sun actually never sets. This means that for around a period of 76 days, the sun never goes down. In Svalbard, Norway, the sun shines continuously from April 10 to August 23; it is also Europe’s northernmost inhabited region. You can plan your visit to this place during this time and live for the days, when there is no night.
Nunavut is a city with more than just 3000 people; it is located two degrees above the Arctic Circle, in the Northwest Territories of Canada. This place sees around two months of 24X7 sunlight, whereas during winters, the place sees around 30 consecutive days of total darkness.
Iceland is Europe’s largest island after Great Britain, and is also known for being the country that has no mosquitoes. During summers, nights are clear in Iceland, whereas during the month of June, the sun actually never sets. To see the Midnight Sun in its full glory, you can visit the city of Akureyri and Grimsey Island in the Arctic Circle.
From late May to late July, the sun actually does not set here, which is later compensated from the beginning of November for the next 30 days, which the sun does not rise, and is known as the polar night. This also means that the country remains in darkness during the harsh months of winter. Famed for snow-capped mountains and mesmerising glaciers, this place can be visited in either summers or winters.
The land of thousand lakes and islands, most parts of Finland get to see the sun straight for just 73 days during summers. During this time, the sun continues to shine for around 73 days, whereas, during the winter time, this region sees no sunlight. It is also one of the reasons why people here sleep less in summer, and more during winters. When here, you get to enjoy the Northern Lights and also get the opportunity to indulge in skiing and experience the feel of staying in glass igloos.
From early May until late August, Sweden sees the sun setting around midnight and rising at around 4 AM in the country. Here, the time period of constant sunshine might last for up to six months of a year. So when here, one can spend long days by indulging in adventurous activities, by going out for golfing, fishing, exploring trekking trails, and much more.